On Tuesday, CHH purchased the Haines Apartments, a Capitol Hill building providing homes for 30 low-income elderly and disabled residents.
Located at 1415 E. Olive Street, the Haines Apartments is a 3-story brick walk up, built in 1908. Since 1992 the Haines has provided a home for elderly and disabled households on Capitol Hill. All of the residents are extremely low-income – on fixed incomes, limited pensions or social security – and some of the residents have lived at the property for as long as 20 years.
The building’s acquisition by Capitol Hill Housing means that the residents will not be forced to move, and that they will be able to maintain their affordable rents. David Stahl, a current resident of the Haines Apartments said “I feel fortunate to have found a home at the Haines. I am relieved to know that Capitol Hill Housing is purchasing the building and it will be affordable for years to come.”
The Haines is an example of our commitment to preservation, occurring just around the corner from the high-profile new development at 12th Avenue Arts. “At a time when our neighborhood is growing and changing at a rapid pace, CHH is not just creating new structures and homes, we are also working hard to preserve the resources that already exist” said Capitol Hill Housing CEO Christopher Persons. “The healthiest neighborhoods are those that protect the homes of long term residents.”